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Leeds Lieder: Closing Gala Recital

With regret Dame Sarah Connolly has had to withdraw from this recital. A new date in the Autumn with the same programme will be announced in due course. We are thrilled that Sir SImon Keenlyside has agreed to step in to close the Leeds Lieder Festival. Tickets previously purchased will be valid for this recital. Details below:

  • Sir Simon Keenlyside baritone
  • Joseph Middleton piano

One of the world’s great Lieder interpreters makes his long awaited Leeds Lieder debut, in of the greatest challenges in the genre. ‘Wielding a voice of seemingly infinite colour and the talents of a seasoned actor,’ wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer recently, ‘the British singer held Reinberger Chamber Hall in the palm of his hand for 75 whole minutes with the tale of a dejected lover on the brink of self-destruction’. He is joined by Leeds Lieder Director, Joseph Middleton, recently described by Klassik Heute as ‘one of the best piano accompanists of our time.’